REGO PARK, Queens – Seven NYPD officers and a sergeant were taken to the hospital Friday after they were sickened by noxious heroin fumes during a call in Queens, law enforcement sources said.
Investigators secured the apartment and received a search warrant. Inside the fifth-floor apartment, they found wads of cash.
Law enforcement was called about 2 a.m. Friday to an apartment building on Saunders Street near 63rd Drive on a report of an emotionally disturbed person.
When they arrived, they met with a resident who called 911 and tried to reach the suspected emotionally disturbed person but that individual, at first, would not open the door to his apartment.
Police said the 39-year-old was high and burning heroin as officers were outside his door.
When the cops finally entered the apartment, they became ill, feeling light-headed, dizzy and nauseous.
They were taken to a hospital in unknown condition. All have been treated and released.